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Matanuska is not a town; it appears you are...
Matanuska is not a town; it appears you are referring to cabins near the Matanuska Glacier which is around 2 hours from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway.
As a forty-five year resident of Alaska and a...
As a forty-five year resident of Alaska and a geography teacher as well, I've done both and would recommend the trip into Kenai Fjords National Park. The trick is you must go on the longer trips...
Uncruise is wonderful. We have taken three...
Uncruise is wonderful. We have taken three Alaska trips with them and enjoyed them all. Have also gone on several Royal Caribbean cruises (we worked as naturalists) but they are basically day stops...
If it is Hertz, it is walking distance to the...
If it is Hertz, it is walking distance to the cruise ship dock.
Floatplane Accident In Ketchikan/Misty Fjords
From the Anchorage Dispatch News: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviation/2017/06/19/7-swim-ashore-after-floatplane-crashes-on-takeoff-near-ketchikan/
If you are in Seward, a boat trip to Kenai Fjords...
If you are in Seward, a boat trip to Kenai Fjords National Park is fantastic. Wildlife and glaciers!
Forum: Alaska
Posted By Chenega
They're alreay out in our neighborhood in...
They're alreay out in our neighborhood in Anchorage. Got two welts mowing the lawn yesterday.;)
That 6:45pm departure is the regularly scheduled...
That 6:45pm departure is the regularly scheduled train. The cruise lines always have special charter trains in the morniing from Whittier. Same applies for Seward arrivals.

Yes, you will spend...
I've been to both and would easily do a 6-8 hour...
I've been to both and would easily do a 6-8 hour Kenai Fjords tour with glaciers, whales, puffins, etc. vs. an aerial flight that lasts two hours. I spent a day in Misty Fjords on a small boat when...
The 7pm to 2am timeframe is the busiest time at...
The 7pm to 2am timeframe is the busiest time at the Anchorage Airport. If you have TSA Precheck, you can breeze right through. If not, expect lines that can last up to 45 minutes.

Being you need...
I'm with Budget Queen on the KFT chicken wraps. ...
I'm with Budget Queen on the KFT chicken wraps. Not very good but I'm sure they are economical for the company. We've taken to picking up snacks either in Anchorage or the Carrs/Safeway in Seward...
If they would do that, it would be great. The...
If they would do that, it would be great. The owners of Lazy Otter really know Prince William Sound. Hopefully you'll have some of their salmon and cream cheese spread on a bagel. You'd probably go...
My wife works for Lazy Otter and they run...
My wife works for Lazy Otter and they run excellent tours. However, their boats are not good for people with limited mobility. In fact, any of the tour operators in Whittier would get you back...
Your odds of getting to the Sawyer Glaciers is...
Your odds of getting to the Sawyer Glaciers is really dependent on what the glacier is doing and how much calving is going on. No way to really tell.
A google search of the internet produced this...
A google search of the internet produced this article on the Inside Passage:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inside_Passage

From Skagway to Ketchikan, all of Southeast Alaska is part of the Inside...
Sorry but there's no UBER in Anchorage. The...
Sorry but there's no UBER in Anchorage. The assembly has been talking about it but nothing has happened.
It's 40 miles to Alyeska which is why the fare is high.
There are several options to get to Fairbanks...
There are several options to get to Fairbanks from Vancouver. Air Canada offers a one-a-day flight from Vancouver to Anchorage; you can then connect to either Alaska Airlines (www.alaskaair.com) or...
Any of them are excellent. The Whittier-based...
Any of them are excellent. The Whittier-based cruises will take you to the face of several glaciers while the Valdez trip will take you into the ice-filled bay of Columbia Glacier. Columbia has...
If you really want to see glaciers, an cruise...
If you really want to see glaciers, an cruise line that goes to Glacier Bay is a must. However, since you also prefer Celebrity Cruises, you might consider a one-way trip from Vancouver to Seward. ...
We've been on three Uncruise trips and all cabins...
We've been on three Uncruise trips and all cabins had an individual ventilation system you can control.
Misty Fjords National Monument is not one fjord...
Misty Fjords National Monument is not one fjord but many. My wife and I spent an entire day sailing through it on the Uncruise Safari Endeavor last May. It was spectacular.
The closest a large...
Unless you are on a small cruise ship like...
Unless you are on a small cruise ship like Lindblad or Uncruise, you're not going to get into Misty Fjords on the big ships. If you want to see it, the excursion is a good idea. You can also fly...
That is making things a bit tight. As the...
That is making things a bit tight. As the previous poster noted, that trip from Seward can easily take more time due to ongoing road projects in the summer. Better to take a later flight to LAX;...
Hello from one Bruin to another (class of 72). ...
Hello from one Bruin to another (class of 72). I've lived in Alaska since graduation from Westwood (teaching job at UAA) and there is lots to see as you apparently know.

If you want to do Denali,...
That 6pm train from Seward does not go to the...
That 6pm train from Seward does not go to the airport. It will take you to the Alaska Railroad Depot in downtown Anchorage which is about 20 minutes by cab from the airport.